vegan tea loaf

Vegan Tea Loaf

5 Mins     45 Mins     Easy     5

An easy and healthy tea time snack that's indulgent and fat free, if you resist the urge to spread butter on it (although it's highly recommended).

Total time with soaking = 24+ hours

Serves 12-14


  • 135g raisins
  • 135g sultanas
  • 135g currents
  • OR 400g dried mixed fruit of your choice
  • 250ml strong brewed tea*
  • 225g self raising flour
  • 50g light brown sugar
  • grated zest of 1 orange
  • 75ml unsweetened non-dairy milk

*brew 2 teabags (caffeinated or decaffeinated) for about 5 minutes.


the night before

  • Mix the fruits in a medium bowl and pour over the tea. Cover and leave overnight.

on the day

  • The next morning, preheat the oven to 160C/320F fan. Line a 2lb loaf tin.
  • Mix the flour, sugar and orange zest in a large bowl. Add the milk and soaked fruits, including any liquid remaining, and mix until combined. If the mixture looks a bit dry, add more milk a tablespoon at a time. Spoon into the lined tin and spread level.
  • Bake for 45-55 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Leave to cool in the tin for 15 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Store in an air tight container for up to 5 days, or slice and freeze for up to 2 months.

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